Langan's Brasserie

Restaurants, British Mayfair
Langan's Brasserie

This Mayfair restaurant - open since 1976 - is something of a London institution. It's pretty old-school, with a raffish art collection (now sadly depleted), ultra-professional waiters and a fair few nods to its past as a hot celebrity-haunt - Michael Caine was one of the founders.

The menu combines classic British cooking with French brasserie fare. Dishes range from starters of lobster bisque, foie gras roulade and a pan-fried calves liver salad to mains of fish and chips, grilled lemon sole with parsley butter and the house fish pie. An oriental duck salad and grilled salmon with soy, ginger, sweetcorn and pak choi offer a bit of flexibility. 

The wine list offers a surprising number of new world options alongside an old world selection that focuses on France. Twenty one from across the list are available by the glass, too.

 

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Venue name: Langan's Brasserie
Contact:
Address: Stratton Street
London
W1J 8LB
Opening hours: Meals served 7am-11pm Mon-Fri; 12.15-11pm Mon-Thur; 12.15-11.30pm Fri-Sat; 11am-11pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Green Park tube
Price: Main courses £13.50-£18.50. Cover £1.50.
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I attended the restaurant for a family birthday. This restaurant is one of the best I have been to. The service is excellent and the food is second to non. I ordered the soup of the day which was mushroom, steak pie and mushroom for mains with treacle tart and custard to finish. Completely satisfied. The restaurant is rather expensive but it is true what they say, you get what you pay for. Excellent evening.

Tastemaker

Returned for a friends birthday dinner after a gap of over 25 years. It was still exceptional. The service is effortlessly good. The wine list is very good and they have a surprisingly large and good selection of wines by the glass. The food is classic old fashioned British brasserie fare, done well, and the décor is too.

The menu is designed by David Hockney. Lovely tablecloths, napkins, cutlery and china.

Classy and classic, a special occasion restaurant.

Tastemaker

My family and I came here to celebrate my step mum's 50th birthday at the weekend. Many of the more 'mature' members of our 18 person party remember this restaurant back in the 80's when it was owned by Michael Caine, and had fond memories of the excellent food and comforting family atmosphere which it still has today.


With a nice area at the back of the restaurant to enjoy nibbles and drinks before being shown to your table in the main room, the pretence and pompousness that you might associate with a Mayfair restaurant like this are nowhere to be found. Rather the staff are friendly and more than happy to take photographs of you, and bringing young children along as we did wasn't a problem for them at all.


Food-wise, expect the best of British, with pies and steaks and fish. Mains start at £15 and go up into the high £30s. My starter of a liver salad was superb, packed with flavour, with a rich juicy sauce and sweet, ripe tomatoes. My main was duck breast which strangely enough came well-done rather than pink, though it was still very tasty with a gorgeous stuffing and a side of red cabbage.


For dessert, they were happy to allow us to bring our own birthday cake and we weren't charged for the pleasure as is so often the case in restaurants. They brought it out for us with candles and sliced and served it for us all.


This is a wonderful venue for a family celebration. If you're looking for something special but not too formal then this is a wonderful spot.

Tastemaker

A timeless British classic, that still has a framed menu from when it first opened in the 70s. Located opposite green park station, Langan's serves one of the best tender roasts with all of the trimmings

Tastemaker

The reputation of Langan’s precedes it somewhat so expectations were somewhat high.  However, I was a little disappointed by the food and was expecting something much better.  The staff were great, but there was an incident where beer was spilt over one of the diners and it was the general fawning afterwards that made this incident much worse than it needed to be.


In the 80's people went here for lunch and stayed for dinner.
Its just as good today, even if the diners are not in for a double-header.